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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

February 25, 2018
Ambient temperatures dipped into the -30F range during the early February winter camping excursion Rick Mercil of Grand Forks and three friends made to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota. (Photo courtey of Rick Mercil)
Winter BWCA adventure qualifies as extreme camping
February 25, 2018 - 6:00am
December 31, 2017
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: North Dakota Game and Fish Department honors employees, Billy Dougherty named to Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota etc.
December 31, 2017 - 6:07am
September 23, 2017
Tom Cherveny Tribune / Traveling solo has taught Jay Gustafson how to pare his supplies and carry no more than the essentials. play button
Voice for the rivers: 'Waterway Jay' quits his job to paddle Minn.'s 4,500 miles of water trail
September 23, 2017 - 10:13am
June 29, 2017
t6.11.12 Bob King -- kingPLANE0612c2 -- Captain Bob Swearengin with the Civil Air Patrol steps out of a plane at the Duluth International Airport after completing a 3-hour mission helping to search for the missing plane Monday.
After 5 years, search continues for missing Minnesota pilot and plane
June 29, 2017 - 9:00am
A canoe-country angler fishes the shoreline of a small lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. File photo / Forum News Service
IRS shuts down Ely's longest-running canoe outfitter business
June 29, 2017 - 8:55am
February 2, 2017
Supporters of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness protest Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in front of the Technology Village in downtown Duluth, which houses U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s Duluth office,  against the congressman’s support for copper mining near the federal wilderness. Samantha Erkkila / Forum News Service
Wilderness supporters rally against Nolan for pro-copper stance
February 2, 2017 - 1:54pm
October 9, 2012
Forest Lake, Minn., couple die in Boundary Waters canoe accident
October 9, 2012 - 8:24am
September 11, 2012
A blaze in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was ignited by lightning Aug. 18, 2011. (2011 file / News Tribune)
Boundary Waters-area lake closure lifted, fire restrictions remain in efftect
September 11, 2012 - 3:29pm
September 5, 2012
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness fire still burning
September 5, 2012 - 7:30am
March 4, 2012
Its shoreline blackened with charred trees, Isabella Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was still and nearly completely devoid of wildlife one day in late February as Stu McEntyre, of Ely, and his dogs took a break. (Dennis Anderson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)
After the fire: Boundary Waters dogsled trip satisfying in many ways
March 4, 2012 - 12:00am
September 17, 2011
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (left) and congressional representatives Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Chip Cravaack spoke to the media in Ely on Friday at the Superior National Forest District Ranger Station about the efforts to combat the Pagami Creek fire. (Photo courtesy Pagami Creek Fire incident command center)
Little change in BWCA fire, but officials concerned about weather
September 17, 2011 - 9:18am
June 11, 2011
Man reported missing in Boundary Waters
June 11, 2011 - 10:21am
April 24, 2010
On an early April canoe trip to Knife Lake on the Minnesota-Ontario border, Steve Piragis of Ely was greeted by this bull moose (identified by markings on his head indicating he had shed his antlers). Piragis and friends paddled into the canoe country April 9 after the ice had gone out far earlier than usual. (Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune)
Record early ice-out offers head start to wilderness paddling
April 24, 2010 - 9:15pm